Although we try our best to look after the planet everyday, Earth Day is a great opportunity to remind ourselves that there is still work to be done. We will always do our best to educate, empower and really make a difference in our environment, for us and for future generations. Here’s Willow’s quick guide to becoming a nature warrior on Earth Day.
1. CUT OUT THOSE NASTY SINGLE USE PLASTICS
Say no to disposable cups, instead get yourself a reusable one. Extra points for a reusable straw! Remember your reusable bags at the shop and single use plastic packaging where possible.
2. SAVE WATER HOWEVER YOU CAN
As much as we all love singing in the shower, be mindful of how long you leave the water running – save the concert for when you’re done and help save the planet at the same time.
3. DON’T BE A LITTER MONSTER
One of the best ways to help the planet it also the easiest – take your litter home with you! Litter is dangerous not only to our environment, but to both animals and humans. Putting your rubbish in the bin could literally save a life.
4. WALK, BIKE, RUN
If you are able to, swap the car ride for a bike. Walk to the shop instead of driving, or take public transport where possible. It’s better for the planet and you get some fresh air too!
5. NOT USING IT? TURN IT OFF!
Now we all know how easy it is to forget to turn off the plug when we’re not using something. Try your best to make a change. Take your phone off charge? Turn off the plug too. Not using your games console? Turn it off at the wall. A simple flick of the switch can make a huge different to our planet (and our electric bill).
6. PICK IT UP!
I know it wasn’t you who dropped it, but our environment looks a lot better when it isn’t covered in cans and crisp packets. If it’s safe to, pick it up and put it in the nearest bin, you might even save the life of a curious critter who would have thought plastic was a tasty snack *yuck*.
After learning about the importance of cleaning and protecting the environment, Willow became an advocate for the removal of plastic pollution and environmental health. Every one of us has the power to make a difference to our planet, no matter how small. To learn more about the impact of plastic pollution and to find out more about our first animated short Willow and the Forget-Me-Nots, click here.